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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Hound of the Baskervilles

94 ratings, 14 reviews

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four crime novels featuring star detective Sherlock Holmes. Published in 1902, it is set in the moor country of Western England, where Doyle had traveled with a good friend Fletcher "Bobbles" Robinson. His friend gave him a tour of some ruins and regaled him with the old creepy local legends of the area, which inspired this story. It tells the tale of the Baskervilles, a family who had been haunted for ages by a hell hound which has killed all of their descendants, one by one out in the moors at night. So when Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead one night, the hound is to blame. Enter Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

When nephew Sir Henry shows up from Canada to claim the family fortune, the mysterious plot thickens. Dr. James Mortimer, a family friend of the Baskervilles, enlists Holmes and Watson to solve the case of the hound, and to protect Sir Henry. Thinking something smells fishy, Holmes sends Watson out to hunt for clues with an entomologist friend named Stapleton and his hot sister Beryl. What plays out is classic Doyle: a story rich with suspense, elegant Victorian dialogue and fine period detail. It isn't a heavy read, yet Hound of the Baskervilles packs in plenty of action and excitement, perfect for a creepy and quiet night alone.

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Elyzabeth Wood

March 27, 2014

I started reading this book in 5th grade and i cant ever put it down i've read it alot.

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Samuel Crockett

January 12, 2014

This story takes you every where you want to go. It's hard to put down.

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Patricio Revilla

September 17, 2013

I like turtles and Rafael Meraz

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Jim S

July 25, 2013

Pretty good. Drags at times, but still good

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Dalton Hensley

May 02, 2013

This is a great book

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Will Grieshaber

March 03, 2013

Can someone summarize the book for me?

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Clara Litinas

February 09, 2013

A great book I love sherlock holmes books. conan Doyle was a great writer.

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Tara Black

December 19, 2012

Absolutely Brilliant!! One of the fantastically gripping, expertly written and fascinating menagerie of novels by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!

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Naikaj Patel

October 27, 2012

Awesome book great adventure

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Larry Krents

September 28, 2012

this is another excellent Sherlock Holmes book.. You will enjoy it

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Brian Ashbury

August 28, 2012

Good to read an "Old Fashioned" style of book again. Conan Doyle was a true master storyteller.

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Pamela Young

May 27, 2012

Enjoyed it as much this time as when I first discovered Holmes many years ago when I was just a preteen.

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Nicole McGinn

May 22, 2012

What's not to love - very dark and gloomy

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Mark Richards

June 19, 2011

Absolute classic one never to be forgotten